One of the most common complaints we hear as optometrists is a history of flashes and floaters. Floaters, or as some people describe them as spots, are small, semi-transparent particles that float within the vitreous. The vitreous is the jelly-like fluid that fills your eyes. Floaters are usually harmless and are seen by many of us at one time or another. If you see a floater consistently, it is always a good idea to schedule an eye exam with you optometrist.
Visual floaters are usually more visible when you look at plain, lighted backgrounds and move as your eye moves. Read more »
Ordering contact lenses online in Daytona has never been easier! Valuvision has been delivering quality eyecare for almost 40 years. Now that same quality service is available in Daytona Beach and nationwide. As more and more consumers are utilizing the convenience of e-commerce, Valuvision’s online contact lens ordering service is the perfect choice for your family’s eye care convenience.
So what are the benefits of ordering contact lenses online? The biggest is convenience. Read more »
With all the selections of contact lenses available on the market, choosing the ones that fit your needs and lifestyle is easier than ever. For the busy person, daily disposable contact lenses are the ultimate in eye care convenience. With these thinner, more comfortable fitting contact lenses you simply wear them for a day, then throw them away at the end of the night. No cleaning, no fuss – what could be easier?
According to many eye doctors today, daily disposable contact lenses are Read more »
Bifocals are glasses or contact lenses that have two prescriptions in each lens that help people see objects both near and far. People with conditions such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism (all over blurry vision) and more commonly presbyopia (vision problems caused by aging) are typically prescribed bifocals or multifocals.
At one time, anyone requiring the use of bifocals had no choice but to wear glasses. It wasn’t until the last couple decades that people who needed bifocals had the option of choosing bifocal contact lenses. Read more »
I am often asked by parents what is the “right” age for a child to start wearing contact lenses. The answer is there really isn’t a “right” age. It mostly depends on the child’s maturity and personal hygiene. Parents, themselves, are usually the better judge of this than I am. Also, a child must be motivated to try them. Sports, improved self-confidence, and nearsighted progression (increasing) are all good reasons for children to be in contact lenses instead of glasses.
I think most times parents and optometrists discount how responsible children can be with contact lenses. A study done by Jeffrey Walline of Ohio State University found that children Read more »